“Totally, five people died from the complications of measles this year. In 2018, measles took 16 lives,” the message said.
Particularly, three people died from the complications last week.
According to the Public Health Center, 3,450 people, including 1,502 adults, and 1,948 children got sick with measles during the third week of 2019.
“The vaccination is the only reliable protection from measles,” the Healthcare Ministry noted.
As we reported, quarantine was announced in Lukyanivska pre-trial detention in Kyiv, because of a measles outbreak.
Earlier, the outbreak of measles was spotted among the personnel of the National Guard of Ukraine, assigned to Vinnytsia military unit. The first case of the sickness of measles was spotted before the New Year and now, the number of the diseased increased up to more than a few dozens. The National Guard does not have a specialized medical unit so the soldiers are hospitalized to the city hospital. Four soldiers receive the treatment at Khmelnytsky District Hospital.